Black cottage is a fully self contained guest accommodation, It is airy and light with its own outdoor living space, making this an ideal home away from home.
Black cottage location is shared by an art studio, our main house, a small orchard, the vineyard and gardens. Built in 2011, it has a separate bedroom with ensuite, full kitchen, lounge / dinning that flows onto a private outdoor terrace. It is a sun trap in winter and gets a cooling afternoon sea breeze on hot summers days.
As the crow flies, we are 3km from the sea. Just 7 minutes drive to Ocean beach and 12 minutes to Waimarama beach. With golden sands and great surf, these are two of the best beaches in NZ.
For wine lovers it is hard to beat Hawkes Bay, there are 70 wineries, many with a cellar door to visit. It is 8 minutes drive to the cellar door and restaurant of Craggy Range, 12 minutes to cellar door and restaurant of Black Barn and cellar doors of Te Mata, Red Barrel and Askerne.
We are 15 minutes from the fabulous shops, cafes and restaurants of Havelock north, 20 minutes from Hastings and 30 minutes from Napier. Just 12 minutes away from all the Black Barn summer concerts and movie nights, held in their outdoor amphitheatre. Plus they have a Saturday morning market, set amongst the vines, oh la la la la.
45 minutes from the airport.
Wood pigeons, pheasants and kingfishers all pop in and 2 herons visit every year for a few months.
We have beautiful starry nights, amazing sunsets and incredible clouds and at certain times of the month a big full moon rises from the sea.
The drive from home to town is just beautiful, we never get tired of it.
An oil heater keeps it toasty in winter plus electric blanket available, hair dryer, towels, and linen are provided, home cinema, new Broil King BBQ, outdoor table, chairs and umbrella.
Washing machine available in the main house, just ask.
Great water pressure in the shower. Drinking water - rain water with cartridge filter and UV light.
Smoking outside only. No parties and events
No pets allowed.
Children are welcome but parents must remember that we have a working vineyard, with typical farm hazards, so children must be supervised at all times. Maximum number of guests is 3, plus a porta-cot available for babies.
Cleaning is provided, but we ask that you please leave the cottage tidy and dishes done.
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (Required, NZ$25.00 per stay);